Season 10 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will wrap up this weekend with a $1,100 buy-in, $500K GTD Main Event at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park. It’s a special venue for the tour as it played host to the first-ever MSPT stop a decade ago.
Since that time, the MSPT has hosted 162 Main Events across the country and recently awarded a milestone $100,000,000 in prize money.
The upcoming Main Event, which requires players to be just 18 years of age to play, will offer three starting flights beginning with Day 1a at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Friday, Dec. 6 and Sat. Dec. 7 respectively. The surviving players from each flight will then return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 to play down to a winner.
The entirety of the tournament will be live reported here on PokerNews, while the final table is set to be live-streamed worldwide on a 15-minute delay.
It marks the 18th time the MSPT will have held a Main Event at Canterbury Park. Back in September, Michael Esquivel topped a 472-entry field to capture a $98,113 first-place prize. In the Season 9 finale last December, Andy Rubinberg bested a 977-entry field to win the tournament for $179,776 and his second MSPT title. He talked about the victory in an episode of the LFG Podcast here on PokerNews.
Other past MSPT Canterbury champs include Matt Kirby (February 2019 for $99,573), Blake Bohn (September 2018 for $94,568), and Rob Wazwaz (April 2018 for $109,375), just to name a few.
|Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019||6:30 PM||$65+$5 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 Satellite|
|Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019||1:00 PM||$65+$5 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 Satellite|
|Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019||6:30 PM||$250+$10 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $500K GTD Main Event|
|Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019||12:30 PM||$250+$10 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $500K GTD Main Event|
|Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019||3:00 PM||$1,100+$10 Main Event Day 1A (2-Day Trophy Event) $500,000 GTD|
|Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019||8:00 PM||$250+$10 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $500K GTD Main Event|
|Friday, Dec. 6, 2019||10:00 AM||$250+$10 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $500K GTD Main Event|
|Friday, Dec. 6, 2019||3:00 PM||$1,100+$10 Main Event Day 1B (2-Day Trophy Event) $500,000 GTD|
|Friday, Dec. 6, 2019||8:00 PM||$250+$10 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $500K GTD Main Event|
|Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019||10:00 AM||$250+$10 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $500K GTD Main Event|
|Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019||3:00 PM||$1,100+$10 Main Event Day 1C (2-Day Trophy Event) $500,000 GTD|
|Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019||11:00 AM||$1,100+$10 Main Event Day 2 Restart (2-Day Trophy Event)|
Mike Shin Essentially a Lock for MSPT Season 10 POY
For the first time in tour history, the MSPT Player of the Year race is a foregone conclusion headed into the last stop – barring an unprecedented turnout. Mike Shin holds a big lead in the Player of the Year race. His 5,475 points are well ahead of Adam Friedman, who is his next closest competition with 3,500 points.
Shin has amassed 11 MSPT cashes in 2019 which includes winning the MSPT Majestic Star back in January for $68,593 and finishing third in the MSPT Venetian over the summer for $334,000. That was the second-largest score of his career behind the $427,930 he received for finishing 12th in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Current MSPT Season 10 POY Standings
For more on the MSPT, visit the tour’s website at msptpoker.com.
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